Edgar Aragon

  • Designer
  • Cypress, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • Creative Director at Choura Events
  • Sr. Creative Designer at Premier Displays and Exhibits

Education

The Art Institute of California – Orange County, Bachelors, Media Arts & Animation

Background

Summary

I received my Bachelor of Science degree from The Art Institute of California back in 2004 majoring in Media Arts. I’ve had an interesting 15-year career in the creative field. Although most of my professional career has consisted of designing spaces for retail, events, and exhibits, I’ve also had the opportunity to design web, graphic and video works. I’m an expert in Rhino CAD, 3DS Max and most of the Adobe Creative Suite. No matter how much I learn, there is always more knowledge to be gained – that fact motivates me to grow as a designer. www.edgararagon.com

Experience

  • Designer

    Self employed

    August 2019 – Present(2 months)riverside,ca

    Currently freelancing www.edgararagon.com

  • Creative Director

    Choura Events

    January 2019 – August 2019(7 months)Carson, California

  • Sr. Creative Designer

    Premier Displays and Exhibits

    August 2018 – December 2018(4 months)Cypress, California

    Exhibit & Retail Design

  • Designer

    Studio Concepts

    October 2011 – August 2018(6 years 10 months)Carson

    I’m one of two designers here at Studio Concpets and I work directly under the owner of which acts as Art Director. I’m responsible for conceptualizing both 2d & 3D. I mainly work on retail environments which entails everything from nesting tables, 4ways, gondolas, shoe sections to wall sections. I also create exhibit concepts from 10’x10′ booths to 130’x40′ floor spaces.

  • Designer

    Project Aragon

    August 2003 – January 2012(8 years 5 months)

    I’ve been freelancing / working full time since I was in art school. I feel it helps me out creatively by working on a wide range of projects.Everything from concept design for products to design for a new character. I’ve had fun taking on every challenge that comes my way. I can also do light engineering packs if needed. But I specialize on lighting and rendering and is something I love to do the most.

    Recommendations (1)
  • Multimedia Coordinator

    Bal Seal Engineering

    January 2010 – September 2011(1 year 8 months)Foothill Ranch

    My job responsibilities will be but are not limited to; graphic design, video production/ editing, photography, website management/ design and digital presentations just to name a few. I will be working with the marketing department.

  • Design Director

    Black Element Media

    August 2009 – July 2010(11 months)

    · Design, Render & Engineer – · Graphic / Photography · Point of Purchase Displays · Custom Exhibits · Retail / Residential Environments · Interior Design · Also in charge of marketing / promotions · A little bit on the Project Management side as well

  • Designer

    ProValue Packaging & Display

    June 2009 – February 2010(8 months)

    Currently working on a freelance/contract basis. 3D renderings, 2D concept sketches and photoshop work.

  • Designer

    Displayit Inc.

    October 2007 – May 2009(1 year 7 months)

    I designed concepts for P.O.P displays/fixtures, trade show exhibits and In store layouts. On occasion we’d even design custom furniture for private clients. I also helped design the office space where I worked. I was also responsible for 3D modeling, lighting/renderings & light engineering build packs/ metal drawings for actual production. I also did some of their photography among other creative things like graphic design and web.

    Recommendations (3)
  • 3D Artist

    Display Boys

    October 2006 – October 2007(1 year)

    I worked closely with the owner & Art Director by helping them conceptualize every now and then and also 3D model and render out projects for presentation. I also helped out a bit in the production room prepping graphics and cutting graphics.

    Recommendations (3)
  • 3D Artist/ Exhibit Designer

    ESTS –

    January 2005 – October 2006(1 year 9 months)

    It was a very small company. I worked with the owner by helping him develop designs and renderings for presentation.

Education

  • The Art Institute of California – Orange County

    Bachelors, Media Arts & Animation

    2001 – 2004

    Mixed media, web design, graphic design, color theory, 3d design and rendering just to name a few. Tools that have greatly helped me in my career.

Publications

  • LRG – Tokyo Japan 2014

    www.hypebeast.com

    May 2014

    Grand opening of LRG Japan’s first ever store. Located at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, the new space embodied a distinctly natural theme with forest backdrops and rich wooden brown displays and a few tree trunks added for good measure. Was fun to work with and help design the store with LRG’s creative team.

    Authors (1):
    • Edgar Aragon
  • Martin M. Pegler Award for the Best Booth Design:

    www.housewares.org

    March 2014

    I designed the Booth for 3 Sprouts that won an award for the best booth design. Even though I wasn’t mentioned as the designer (Studio Concepts wasn’t mentioned either) and the award went to the company I’m still very happy for them and proud of myself for helping bring this company the attention they deserve. Love their product line. Martin M. Pegler Award for the Best Booth Design: Global Honoree: 3 Sprouts

    Authors (1):
    • Edgar Aragon
  • Comic-Con Coolest Exhibitor Booths 2014

    www.turntherightcorner.com

    July 2014

    Its nice to be considered coolest booth when the level and scale at Comic-Con is huge!

    Authors (1):
    • Edgar Aragon

Projects

  • Peanuts

    January 2014 – July 2014

    Had its challenges like any other project but all and all the client seemed to be very pleased. I designed (with help from owner / lead designer of Studio Concepts) this booth.

    Team Members (1):
    • Edgar Aragon
  • LRG – Tokyo Store

    January 2014 – March 2014

    Helped design this store along with LRG’s creative team. SUPER quick turn around time but it turn out great! Would love to work with the LRG again.

    Team Members (1):
    • Edgar Aragon

Skills & Expertise

  • Product Design
  • Sketching
  • Graphic Design
  • Rhinoceros
  • Premiere
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Industrial Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Direction
  • Rendering
  • Project Management
  • Concept Design
  • Photography
  • Art Direction
  • final cut motion
  • Vray
  • Retail Design
  • Custom Furniture
  • Color Theory
  • 3D Modeling
  • After Effects
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Furniture
  • Mental Ray
  • Editing
  • 3D Design
  • Point of Purchase
  • Exhibit Design
  • Photoshop
  • Concept Development
  • Video Production
  • 3D
  • Store Layouts
  • Zbrush
  • Web Design
  • Brand Development
  • Mudbox
  • Rhino 3D
  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Interior Design

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Edgar cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts and Culture
  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services